Officer K A Sodimu posted these tips to the Takoma DC Yahoo Group.
Automated Teller Machine (ATM) Safety Tips
a.. Try to use machines you are familiar with, and try to use terminals located in banks rather than independent terminals. b.. Be aware of your surroundings. Look around before conducting a transaction. If you see anyone or anything suspicious, cancel your transaction and go to another ATM.
c.. If you must use an ATM after hours, make sure it's well-lit. d.. Never walk away from an ATM with cash still in hand. If you are going to count your money, do so at the ATM.
e.. When making an ATM transaction from your car, be aware of your surroundings. Keep your eyes and ears open, and keep car doors locked.
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